Children’s Hour is a feature posted every Thursday here at Lucybird’s Book Blog. Children’s Hour is my time for reviewing children’s picture books. In my job in a nursery I encounter lots of children’s books, and these are the books I use for Children’s Hour.
You can find links to past Children’s Hour posts here.
I’d love to hear everybody’s experiences of the books I review too, and feel free to post me a link to your own reviews, I’d love to make this a bit interactive.
The image (if you were wondering) is taken from Shirley’s Hughes’ Alfie and Annie-Rose books which I loved as a child.
Time for Bed is rather similar to another book by Rebecca Elgar which I have featured in a past Children’s Hour post, Goodnight, Little Monster. In Time For Bed we visi lots of little animals who are enjoying their day. When their parent calls them to bed off they go and we all wish them a goodnight.
Time for bed is a little less popular than Goodnight, Little Monster. The kids still like the flaps, and enjoy joining in with the Time for Bed refrain, and enjoy naming the different animals but they tend to pick Goodnight Little Monster more- possibly because of the mirror at the back.
The pictures are beautiful and bold, and there is a nice sing-song rhyme which is common in Elgar’s books.
Unfortunately Time for Bed no longer seems to be in print, however you can buy it second-hand from amazon:
Board Book (used) (from £0.01)